Kolkata, Apr 8 (PTI) Police today recovered a dead shell from an under-construction tunnel of the East-West Metro project near Kadapara area, a senior official said.

Acting on a call from Metro Rail authorities, a team of police personnel from Beliaghata police station along with Kolkata Police bomb disposal squad reached the spot and recovered the dead shell from beside the rail tracks, the official said.

“Construction workers discovered the shell while digging the ground there inside the tunnel. There was a huge tension after the shell was unearthed as people there took it as a live grenade planted by some miscreants. It’s a dead shell and we have recovered it,” the officer said.

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